2016 VGS Zinfandel
As a whole 2016 is a beautiful vintage. The wines show power and balance, and this zinfandel is certainly no exception. It has an attractive and rich nose of fully ripe raspberries, blackberries, a little bit of plum and fig which evolves into complex flavors of spices like sage, vanilla, black pepper, and nutmeg.
In the mouth the wine shows great weight with mild tannins. Even though it is fully ripe and loaded it does not make the wine heavy. The real beauty of our Moon Mountain location is that our elevation and cooler climate protects the acidity and makes the structure of the wine balanced with its richness. You will like it! The wine has great length on your palate. The French oak is fully integrated and fully contributes to the expression of the flavors and make it the wine feel full and round with a very long finish.
GRAPES: 100% ZINFANDEL
APPELLATION: MOON MOUNTAIN
AGING: 17 MONTHS NEW FRECK OAK BARRELS
SOILS: LOAMY WITH SHALE & VOLCANIC ROCK
FERMENTATION: 27 DAYS NATURAL YEASTS
HARVEST DATE: OCTOBER 17-26, 2016
CASES PRODUCED: 550